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at an officer with a broken bottle. according to vettors, the officer tried using a taser first, but then had to draw his gun. a worker from another store questions why there was trouble to begin with. >> they were moving out today. they're closing. they took all their cases out by noon. and i never even saw the guy. >> the man who was shot is expected to survive. police plan to charge him with assault. >>> starting just after midnight it will cost a bit more to take a taxi in the district. starting at 12:01, very early monday morning, d.c. will add $1 full surcharge to all cab rides. the taxicab commission recommended the fee to off set the rise in fuel prices. the surcharge will last through july 25th. the fee does not apply to taxis that travel to maryland and virginia. >>> it is not too late to join nbc 4 at the national mall for the fifth annual national walk for epilepsy. the walk kicked off a few minutes ago at 9:00. there are entire events running into noon between madison and jefferson drives. the walk has raised $4 million in the past four years. organizers hope to make this year's
your weekend with us. i'm kimberly suiters. aaron gilcrest is off tonight. the weather really is the big story this weekend. meteorologist, kim march tucci is in for meteorologist, chuck bell. >> this is such a great time of year. >> it is weird to talk about the chance of some snow possibly on our poofy cherry blossoms. if we do get it, it will be gorgeous but i don't think it will be a big deal. it is chilly this morning. get ready to layer up a little bit if you are getting ready for the saturday morning routine that takes you outside, all quiet, chilly day ahead, 33 degrees at reagan national airport. lots of clear skies to our north. the clouds to the south will be overspreading the area today. we will call it partly sunny, we will hold off on any precipitation until late in the overnight. these counties shaded in purple represent a winter storm watch, not until 10:00 tonight and 4:00 tomorrow. it doesn't include much of the metropolitan area, down towards harrisonburg and more field, west virginia. we are headed into the middle and upper 40s this afternoon. no rain or sn
looking at the beautiful blooms. >>> news 4 derrick ward joins us live it from the tidal basin. >> are the crowds out there already? >> reporter: they are starting to grow. a bunch of events going on down here today. a marathon that will be running not far from here. you do need jackets and perhaps gloves. i can't remember wearing gloves at a cherry blossom festival kickoff. there is also a chill in the hearts of those attending this year's festival. i want to step aside. there is indeed a certain solemn knit to this year ace festival because of the devastation in japan. last week, hundreds took part in a candlelight vil vigil. a lot has happened over the ensuing 99 years. this annual blooming significesa peaceful state of relations. >> you do get that sense, very serene, beautiful. >> is it everything you expected? >> it is more, really gorgeous. >> reporter: we are getting the organizers of this year's festival say they expect the peak period to be sometime between march 29th and april 3rd so you still get time to get down here and see the peak of all of this. another annual
bars this morning. the unusual evidence that police used to nab their suspect. thanks for starting your weekend with us. i'm kimberly suiters. aaron gilcrest is off today. welcome saturday, march the 5th. >>> he is accused of raping women since 1997 but this morning, the man believed to be east coast rapist is in custody thanks to a single cigarette. the suspect's name is aaron h. thomas. he is 39 years old, from berryville, virginia, ties to maryland as well, arrested in connecticut. jackie bensen has the latest on the arrest and how a tip from one local police department helped investigators track him down. >>> prince william county detectives had their fingers crossed hoping a name they just provided to police in new haven, connecticut, would turn up a lead in the manhunt. the search for the east coast rapist. they got more than they expected. >> through some investigative efrd and an anonymous tip, we were able to obtain warrants for a suspect and today, the u.s. marshalls apprehended him. >> reporter: they followed the man in downtown new haven. when he threw a cigarette butt in th
the billboards, the website and all the things that helped add to us being where we are today in the u.s. marshall's service making the arrest. >> authority say that thomas was arrested without incident at his home in addition to netting a suspect, the arrest cleared some 700 owe suspects. new haven police and other authorities have scheduled a news conference for later today. >>> it is 9:01 right now, 47 degrees outside. let's check in with chuck for a look at spring lailike weather. >> they are called snow bells. for once, i knew my flora and my fauna. the earliest of the spring flowers starting is to sneak up. a little bit of a green tip on some of the vines outside. hints of springtime coming. this is the first weekend of meteorological spring. march is a spring month. meteorological spring started on march 1st. our first spring weekend here in washington, well, it is going to feel like spring. at some level, it will look like spring as well. temperatures in the mid to upper 40s around town. 48, annapolis, 44, washington. 45 degrees manassas, 48 in winchester, virginia. here is a loo
the man charged at an officer with a broken bottle. the officer tried using a taser first but then had to pull out his gun. the man who was shot is expected to survive. police plan to charge him with assault. >>> the family of a university student killed last month followed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against montgomery county police. this is according to gazette.net. he was shot and killed outside city place mall in silver spring. police say the 26-year-old attacked another man with an icepick. a family lawyer said he did not threaten the officer or bystanders and police had no reason to shoot him. the attorney said he had a history of mental health problems. criminal charges could be filed against the officer involved in the shooting. >>> if you have late night plans in the district it may cost you just a bit more to get home. starting at 12:01, very early monday morning, d.c. will add $1 full surcharge to all cab rides. the taxicab commission recommended the fee to off set the rise in fuel prices. the fee does not apply to taxis that travel to maryland and virginia. >>> ger
until 7:00 p.m. and if we get an inch or better that puts us above the record. 1 1/2 would top the record for the state. 1932 was the record. rain expected to be heaviest midafternoon when the sweet spot of a 300-mile-wide band of rain will be over us. people in low-lying areas in alexandria are prone to flooding. thunderstorms are expected as well. at this point it doesn't look like much. look at the weather and you can see, as chuck probably told you, there is a lot of rain ahead for us today. the flood watch remains in effect until 7:00 p.m. live in alexandria. back to you. >> thank you, derrick. >>> the man accused of reigning or assaulting more than a dozen women is back in his jail cell after spending the night in a hospital. jail guards found aaron thomas in his cell after he tried to hang himself last time. thomas was arrested friday ending a nationwide manhunt. many of the victims still live in our area. those who live near thomas are reacting to his arrest. news 4's darcy spencer reports. >> reporter: the so-called east coast rapist captured after a 14-year manhunt. a
the way it developed over time and especially the impact of these television shows that use dna frequently. i'm sure it will be a critical component in the prosecution. >> he has been linked to 17 rapes and sexual assaults. leesburg, prince george's county, connecticut and rhode island. the first was in forestville in 1997. >> dna was collected and subsequently matched by the connecticut state forensics lab confirming that thomas was the east coast rapist d.a. according to online records the unemployed truck drivers lived in the neighborhood where the attacks occurred. the woman who lives in the home now says she's glad he's in custody. >> thank you, jesus, he's off the street. he's off the street. thank god for that one. thank god for that. #. >> some residents in the neighborhood say they remember thomas and his fights in the front lawn with way woman. >> several domestic disputes with the girlfriend. >> thomas is being held on a million dollar bond. he's facing charges in connecticut and prince william county. he was expected to appear in court on monday. but that's in question now sinc
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